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I learned something new today. A co-worker was passing through BWI recently, when Southwest announced a flight caryying over 100 WWII vets was approaching the gate, and asking that people come and welcome them. She said dozens of people converged on the gate, American flags were handed out, clapping and cheering. Lots of active duty were present that she thinks were just passing through the airport at the time, not an organized meet.
Sounded very moving, lots of tears. She said it was particularly touching to see the reactions of the active duty personnel when a WWII vet thanked them for their service.
I Googled and learned that it was an Honor Flight. Since 2008, Southwest has been flying vets to DC for free to visit the memorials.
I never heard of this program before. Go to the links and donate, maybe even volunteer to be an escort (a Guardian).
(Make sure you only go to honorflight.org, there are a couple of other similar URLs that are for-profit).